Report: Level of local DV still ‘significant’

WHATCOM — Significant levels of domestic violence still exist in Whatcom County, according to a comprehensive benchmarking report from the Bellingham-Whatcom County Commission Against Domestic Violence. ...

Lynden schools need this construction bond

by Jim Frey, superintendent On or around Jan. 24, ballots will arrive in your mailbox for the capital facility bond to replace both Lynden Middle School and Fisher Elementary School as well as pay off ...

Farm water meeting set for Monday, Jan. 20

by Ed Blok and Randy Honcoop Farmers in Whatcom County have always understood that managing water is a vital part of operating successful farm businesses. For years, farmers have created and maintained ...

Letters to the editor – Jan. 15

Remembering a Decade of Hope Would you like to help create a world with less cancer and more birthdays? Relay For Life of North Whatcom County is honored to be celebrating our 10th anniversary this June, ...

Public meetings

Wednesday, Jan. 15 • Lynden Board of Adjustments, southeast conference room, City Hall Annex, 205 Fourth St., 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16 • Whatcom Transportation Authority Board of Directors, council ...

Events planned for MLK Jr. Day

BELLINGHAM ­— Community members are invited to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy of service, social justice and equal opportunity at events planned for Jan. 20, including the third annual ...

16th annual MLK Human Rights Conference on Saturday at WCC

BELLINGHAM — The 16th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Human Rights Conference will be held on Saturday, Jan. 18, in Whatcom Community College’s Syre Center. Doors open for area educators to register ...

Retirees give schools $4,500

WHATCOM — The Whatcom County School Retirees Association gives out mini­grants and scholarships to local schools. Recently, 12 schools and 37 classrooms enjoyed a visit by a Whatcom County school retiree ...

Libraries getting training for handheld gadgets

OLYMPIA — The Washington State Library is partnering with local libraries across the state providing “Gadget Menagerie” training on handheld devices for library staff. Library patrons and students ...

McAuley to head port commission

BELLINGHAM — Port commissioners on Jan. 7 chose member Michael McAuley, who was just reelected to a second term, as president for 2014. New commissioner Dan Robbins will be vice president and incumbent ...